October 21-22, 2011
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
The conference brought together 135 attendees from 18 states from the fields of mathematics and mathematics education, including mathematicians, teacher educators, researchers, and classroom teachers, to discuss the nationwide problem of operationalizing and implementing the processes and proficiencies embedded in mathematical practice standards from the Common Core State Standards in K-12 classrooms in meaningful, high-quality ways. Attendees had time to engage in discussions with the plenary speakers, and attended breakout sessions with local and national invited speakers. Immediately following the conference, there was a banquet honoring Jim Lewis’s many contributions to math education, with nearly 100 attendees.
The Standards for Mathematical Practices from the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics
- Make sense of problem solving and persevere in solving them
- Reason abstractly and quantitatively
- Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others
- Model with mathematics
- Use appropriate tools strategically
- Attend to precision
- Look for and make use of structure
- Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning
The Illustrative Mathematics Project currently has a dynamic version of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics, allowing one to view the standards at different grain-sizes, and also allowing for both horizontal and vertical views. Coming soon: sample tasks to illustrate the mathematical content standards.
Plenary speaker Dr. Matt Larson's newly published article, "Will CCSSM Matter in Ten Years? – Reflect and Discuss," appeared in the September 2012 issue of Teaching Children Mathematics. Larson examines the standards movement through the years and then proposes actions that educators can take to effectively implement CCSSM. He also credits the ESMP conference in the article. To download the free preview and the online extra presentation slides, click here.
|Dr. Ruth Heaton UNL Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education||Dr. Michelle Homp UNL Center for Science, Mathematics & Computer Education||Dr. Wendy Smith UNL Center for Science, Mathematics & Computer Education||Dr. Judy Walker UNL Department of Mathematics||Dr. John Meakin UNL Department of Mathematics|
|Dr. Bill McCallum University of Arizona||Dr. Matt Larson Lincoln Public Schools||Dr. Sybilla Beckmann University of Georgia||Dr. Hyman Bass University of Michigan||Dr. Mark Driscoll Education Development Center|